Re: Help! She's too friendly!
Practice practice practice, but you are already! I guess I would rather she be friendly other than aggressive.
When you walk in to greet the person you can talk to the dog all you want. Approach on a bit of an arc so she is not making eye contact. You cannot use your body to block her but you can arc a bit so you do not meet head on.
Put her in a stay (either sit or down whichever she is more likely to hold) REMIND her to stay and then pass on.
I think the hard part of this exercse is the handler is doing 2 things: greeting and shaking hands with the other person and trying to watch the dog. I think the dog figures this out and if you are distracted the dog will be distracted and more likely to break a stay and go to do something they should not, especially at this age. Forget the other person and concentrate on the dog and reminding her to stay.
AKC will allow tests of young dogs but they also recommend repaeting it at a later age when the dog is fully mature.
Havoc passed his CGC at 10 months - barely. I need to re-test him now that he is 2 but he also likes to visit!
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